Feature CD Of The Week: Kevin Cline's "Make Up Your Mind"
For Release: October 26, 2014
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 10/26/2014
The Feature CD of the Week is Make Up Your Mind by Kevin Cline. He is a 30 year veteran of the Chicago jazz scene, and his credentials
as a pianist and trombone player span a gauntlet of different styles and artists.
A graduate of De Paul University's Music School, Cline's versatile skills have allowed
him to perform with artists like Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Glenn Miller
Orchestra, the Four Aces, and Richie Cole. This is a very diverse group of musical
styles and because of his experience with those artists, he has been able to understand
just how music should entertain.
Cline has been leading his own groups for some time, doing cruise ships and playing
around the Chicago area, but this is his first effort as a recording artist in his
The album contains all Kline compositions except for a very catchy arrangement of
the classic "My Funny Valentine." This recording features Bobby Shew and some of the
most prominent jazz artists in Chicago.
The music is a mix of classic jazz licks and some contemporary sounds, and cocktail
hour vocals that make the CD great listening music. Relax and enjoy this one this